More Covid-19 cases confirmed in Scarborough; the seven-day rolling average starts to move up again

Scarborough has seen seven more confirmed coronavirus cases recorded in the last 24 hours.

Wednesday, 23rd September 2020, 9:40 am
Updated Wednesday, 23rd September 2020, 9:44 am

The new cases released last night bring the area’s total since the start of the pandemic to 690.

The data includes tests carried out in hospitals and also Pillar 2 tests, which is anyone tested at one of the mobile sites in the borough or sent a test to take at home.

The borough’s seven day rolling average of cases has also started move back up. It now stands at 4.3 per day down up from 3.9 earlier in the week but still below its peak of 7.7 last week.

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Meanwhile, the drive-through coronavirus testing centre will be in Scarborough today at the Seamer Road park and ride site.

It will also be at Whitby’s park and rite site tomorrow.

The testing has been organised by the Department of Health and Social Care which has warned people to not just turn up but make an appointment first.

There are two ways to do this depending on which testing group you are part of.

Anyone who is showing coronavirus symptoms should register for a test on the NHS website at www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

People who do not have access to the internet, or who have difficulty with the digital portals, can ring the 119 service to book.

Key workers and members of their household should register for a test on the government website.

Tests can be booked at www.gov.uk/apply-coronavirus-test-essential-workers.